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by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Argyroderma testiculare
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Argyroderma testiculare

I knew I had a piccy somewhere..

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by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Argyroderma testiculare
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Argyroderma testiculare

Hi Terry I have flowered my Didymaotus seedlings a couple of times but they have missed the last 2 years, possibly because of the poor late summer weather, or perhaps because I split my potful of seedlings into individual pots. The survivors are growing away now so I am hoping to see the appearance ...
by Ali Baba
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Argyroderma testiculare
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Argyroderma testiculare

Thanks for clarifying Terry. I am guessing I may have been too cautious in watering in summer as I have yet to split one with watering! Light is not a problem, they sit at the unshaded gable end of my greenhouse next to my Didymaotus where they get every available scrap of light all year round (such...
by Ali Baba
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Argyroderma testiculare
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Argyroderma testiculare

Thanks Terry and Ian,
I have tended to treat them like Lithops, but with less water in the summer. They are currently showing new leaves between the old leaf pair, should I be watering now, or letting the new pair form without water as in Lithops..?
by Ali Baba
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Argyroderma testiculare
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Argyroderma testiculare

Any tips on getting these to flower? I have a few raised from seed some years ago, but have only one flower a couple of years ago


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by Ali Baba
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Systemic insecticide for red spider mite
Replies: 32
Views: 3717

Re: Systemic insecticide for red spider mite

Flat mites or false spider mites are Brevipalpus sp and are widespread as a glasshouse pest, often unrecognised or damage misidentified as red spider mite (tetranychus ). Brevipalpus don’t spin webs, tend to colonise low down the plant, and like humidity. They are considerably smaller than tetranych...
by Ali Baba
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Systemic insecticide for red spider mite
Replies: 32
Views: 3717

Systemic insecticide for red spider mite

Hi Karsty Sorry to tell you but the predatory mites commonly available (Phytoseiulus persimilis) don’t eat flat mites ( if you mean brevipalpus). Apparently Amblyseius cucumerus will eat brevipalpus, but the predators require humid warm shady conditions to be effective (the blurb in the link suggest...
by Ali Baba
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: February 2018 - Early Bloomers
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: February 2018 - Early Bloomers

Not a single cactus or succulent in flower in the whole greenhouse so far this month :cry:

This opened today though..
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by Ali Baba
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse advice for newbie
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Greenhouse advice for newbie

If you grow or overwinter plants under the main staging as I do, you will find an 18 inch centre path too narrow to work comfortably, unless you are very small. I am over 6 feet tall and still ocasionally knock into things whilst watering under the bench plants and my centre path is over 24 inches w...
by Ali Baba
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Identity crisis Tesco!
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Identity crisis Tesco!

Thanks John I knew there was a more recent article, must be getting old :oops:

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